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NEWS First at Nampo – Senwes introduced the first ever play area for children called the Kaalvoet Kinderparkie, where child-minders were in attendance to watch the little ones while their parents took a break. The pics on the left capture some of the moments at Nampo including Senwes’ “clean team” who kept the road shoulder to Nampo spick and span. 12 | Senwes Enjoys Nampo 2019 between key stakeholders in agriculture to create awareness and solutions for the burning issues facing the industry. This year the platform, Nation in Conversation, was highlighted by a distinct air of good- will and promise with regards to those issues. Given the fact that the national election had just occurred, and that the issue of land reform and economic renew- al loomed large, the sessions of Nation in Conversation echoed the purveying mood. The quality of the conversation reached new heights with facilitators and partici­ pants that included In Transformation Initiative and former government minister, Roelf Meyer; retired ambassador and agri-economic fundi, Malcolm Ferguson; LBW Editor-in-Chief, Chris Burgess; Galileo Capital CEO Theo Vorster; politi- cal commentator Theo Venter; strategist Leona Archary; Grain SA’s Senelizwe Fakade, Ikageng Maluleke and Jannie de Villiers, Agri SA’s Christo van der Rheede, Gloria Serobe of Wiphold and Wipcapital; Nkosi Minenkulu Joyi – traditional leader of Baziya Traditional Council & Royal House of Joyi and Farmers Weekly’s Siyanda Sishuba, to name a few. The subject matter covered: Post Election Political Perspectives; Public Private Partnerships towards Sustainable Economic Growth; Reviving the Platteland; Agriculture – A Global Business – Where does South Africa Stand; Supporting 14 SENWES SCENARIO | WINTER 2019 and Funding a Developing Agricultural Industry; Technology and Funding; The role of Communal Land in Agricultural Development; Water: A critical Commodity and A Glance into the Future – Opportunities in Agriculture. The sessions, which were well-attended and featured robust audience participa- tion, were live-streamed on the Nation in Conversation website. To watch it, please visit www.nationinconversation.co.za. Once again social media was abuzz with comments and reaction, ranging from emotional highs and lows regar­ ding the discussions. Follow the Nation in Conversation and Senwes social media feeds for up-to-the-minute views on all matters agricultural. If you’ve never been to Nampo or you’ve never watched Nation in Conversation, please make a point to watch the shows now. You’re missing out on the latest developments and hot topics in agri- culture and we don’t want you to be left behind. The agri-future looks posi- tive, especially with a new Agricultural Development Agency being touted to assist farmers, coming soon. Watch the Nation in Conversation live-stream on Supporting and Funding a Developing Agricultural Industry now for more infor- mation. We hope to see you all again next year or, of-course if you can make it, at Nation in Conversation at Nampo Cape in September.